Yea, Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

  THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH                         I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me… Psalm 23:4  (PART ONE) Written by my daughter, Tracy Wilhelm Yoder  Our story began in March of 1994, four months before our wedding. The dress was purchased.  The bridesmaid dresses were chosen. … Continue reading Yea, Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Why Does God Allow Hard Times in Our Lives Part II

  WHEN YOU ARE BESEECHED BY A MULTITUDE OF TRIALS  There are those seasons in your life when you feel as if you are surrounded on all sides by trials. No  matter where you look in your life all seems dark and dreary. It seems that the enemy is coming at you from every direction. … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Hard Times in Our Lives Part II

Why Does God Allow Hard Times in Our Lives Part I

WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARD TIMES IN OUR LIVES?  The second section of this topic on “hard times” will deal with the imprisonment of Paul and Silas and the overwhelming odds that faced God’s people in the glorious chapter of 2 Chronicles 20. First, however, to prove that God still lives in the here and … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Hard Times in Our Lives Part I

The Wispy Feather and the Heavy Rock

THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE                      (Mt 26: 36 – 46;  Mk 14: 32 - 42; Lk 22: 39 – 46; Jan 18: 1 – 11) The Garden of Gethsemane was the place where Jesus was pressed down (depressed, oppressed, squeezed dry). Gethsemane actually means “oil press” – the place where the olives are subjected to … Continue reading The Wispy Feather and the Heavy Rock